Banana Republic x Marimekko Kivet Full Skirt and Kate Spade Claremont Drive Marcella Tote

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Shirt: Forever 21 {old, shrunken and slimmed} – size small (similar here and here)
Skirt: Banana Republic x MariMekko – size 00P (similar here and here)
Shoes: Halogen – size 4.5 (buy here)
Purse: Kate Spade (buy here)
Belt: Taken from WHBM dress {see review here} (similar here and here)
Earrings: Kate Spade (buy here)
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Happy Saturday! I finally got the Banana Republic x Marimekko kivet skirt and it definitely lives up to all the hype. I knew I wanted it the second I received the flyer in the mail. Big and bold polka dots? Yes please! See it on Vicky and the midi version on Wendy
BR x Marimekko Kivet Skirt and Kate Spade Claremont Drive Small Marcella Tote Bag
It’s almost identical to my gingham full skirt (see here). The waist runs big – 13″ across. I’ll have take it in if I want to wear it on my natural or high waist. I have it held up by my bow belt for this post.

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This Kate Spade bag is a recent buy from the half-yearly sale at Nordstrom. I originally wanted the larger version but since this was on sale, I thought I’d give it a try. I think this will be easier to carry on the weekends as a cross body style.

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First off, I adore the limoncello color (available in beige and black white is still full price). It’s perfect for Spring and Summer and the shade of yellow is spot on. The leather is pebbled and very soft. The only concern I have is that if I wear it with denim, the leather will be stained. I’ll have to be very careful and pay close attention. 
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Measurements: 9.5″ tall x 10″ wide x 3″ deep
It looked really small out of the box but when I put it on, it’s actually a pretty decent size. It’s larger than most of my cross body purses and fits everything with plenty of room left. It has a zip top closure which is important because I don’t like my contents exposed or the fear of it falling out while I’m out and about. The shoulder strap is adjustable and removable. The strap length is perfect on the last hole – no need to punch extra holes if you are similar in height (5′ tall).

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Thank you for reading and hope you have a fantastic weekend! 🙂
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  1. This outfit looks great on you! I should have jumped on the Marimekko items before they sold out.
    Regarding denim transfer – I bought a light pink leather bag a few months ago, and sprayed it with Apple Garde Rain and Stain Repellent. I’ve been wearing the it crossbody with dark denim, and haven’t had an issue with denim transfer. Good luck!

  2. I really like the pop of color the yellow bag makes. I gotta make a stop at Nordstrom to have a look now! I picked up the green Marimekko dress, it’s so much fun to look at and wear. You totally rock in the skirt, thanks for sharing!

      • I went to Nordstrom yesterday, they didn’t have the yellow one there but the salesperson showed me a different color in the same size and it looked really TINY! For some reason, it looks bigger in your pictures. I am lacking anything yellow in my wardrobe, so boring I know. I’ll try to find a yellow top/dress/skirt to fill the void. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

  3. So cute! As always. I was very tempted by a Kate Spade bag at Nordstrom Rack yesterday, I think this post may have swayed me to buy!

  4. Love your skirt! You can get a good leather cleaner to try and diminish the appearance of the stains. I have had that happen before and was able to make them nearly invisible! Caitlyn’s right though, a rain and stain repellent is good idea to prevent from happening again!

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  5. Love love love this outfit! i am soooo going to try the same. Can you please do a review of the KS bag please….

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